By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.
Hebrews 11: 24-26
For what can a man give in return for his soul? – Matthew 8:37
Long before Jesus asked this question of his disciples and the crowd that followed him, Moses faced the same life-altering question. Would he stay in the comfort and status of Pharaoh’s household or would he choose to be with his own people in spite of the consequences?
The verses above remind us of the choice Moses made, but he could not have known the consequences of his choices at the time. After forty years of exile, Moses would lead God’s people out of Egypt. 40 years!
The choices we make today will have intended and non-intended consequences. We may not know what the future holds, but we can always make a choice that values God’s authority. After all, what can we give in return for our soul?